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President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his administration is giving $80 million in aid to Michigan to help with repairing infrastructure in Flint.
“In last month’s bipartisan budget agreement, we secured additional funding to help cities like yours build water infrastructure and we’re going to have that funding to you by the end of next week,” the president said. “Our children should not have to be worried about the water that they’re drinking in American cities. That’s not something that we should accept.”
Obama signed an emergency declaration for Flint on Saturday which ordered federal assistance to support state and local response efforts.
15 State Of The Union Moments From President Obama's Final Address
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1. President Barack Obama arrives in the presidential limo on Capitol Hill for the final State of the Union address.
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2. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan greet at President Obama's final State of the Union address.
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3. Kim Davis gives a poker face prior to Obama's arrival at Capitol Hill.
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4. Bernie Sanders was just one of the presidential candidates at the SOTU address. The Vermont Senator was also present at the Joint Session of Congress prior to the event.
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5. Biden greets civil rights leader and US representative John Lewis as they wait for the president.
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6. Biden gives one last classic greeting to fellow politicians on Capitol Hill.
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7. Ahmad Alkhalaf, 9, arrives at US Capitol Hill for the president's speech. The Syrian refugee was invited by Rep. Seth Moulton after losing both of his arms in an ISIL bomb attack in Syria.
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8. First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden greet the crowd before the State of the Union address.
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9. The first lady looked ravishing at her husband's State of the Union address.
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10. President Barack Obama arrives at Capitol Hill for his eight and final State of the Union address.
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11. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Capitol Hill for President Obama's final State of the Union address.
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12. Obama shared his final State of the Union address with Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the house.
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13. Two nuns from The Little Sisters of the Poor arrive clap for the president upon his arrival. The sisters were invited by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
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14. Always in president's corner, Joe Biden gives Obama a standing ovation at his final State of the Union address.
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15. We'll miss you President Obama!
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